Past Speakers of New Asia Lectures on Confucianism
New Asia Lectures on Confucianism

New Asia College has long been recognized as the leader in the study of Confucianism in the 20th Century. Influence of our College founders, Ch’ien Mu, Tang chun-i, Mou Tsungsan and Xu Fuguan, has spread beyond the Chinese academia to the world. As renowned scholars in Confucianism, they have expressed great concern on the development of contemporary Chinese society as well as the relation of China to the rest of the world.


Confucianism has been the core value of Chinese society and one of the most significant influences in eastern cultures for centuries. Confucianism has faced challenges during different time periods in history, especially in contemporary China. With the rapid growth in economy and abundance of resources, there has been a growing interest in understanding our traditional culture for the purpose of personal cultivation. In response to this demand, the New Asia College, with the generous support from Moonchu Foundation, has established the “New Asia Lectures on Confucianism” in 2013.

Past Speakers
Year Speaker University
2013/14 Prof. Tu Wei-ming Director of the Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies at Peking University and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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2015/16 Prof. Guo Qi-yong School of Philosophy and School of Chinese Classics, Wuhan University and Dean, School of Chinese Classics, Wuhan University
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2016/17 Prof. Tsing-song
Vincent Shen
Professor and Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture, Department of Philosophy and Department of East Asian Studies, University of Toronto

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2017/18 Prof. Chen Lai Dean of Academy of Chinese Learning and Professor of Philosophy Department at Tsinghua University
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2018/19 Prof. Yang Guorong Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Philosophy Department, East China Normal University

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2019/20 Prof. Yang Rur-Bin Chair Professor of the Graduate Institute of Philosophy, National Tsing Hua University

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2021/22 Prof. On-cho Ng Professor of History, Asian Studies and Philosophy, Department of Asian Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

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2022/23 Prof. CHENG Kat Hung Dennis Chair Professor of Cultural History, The Education University of Hong Kong

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